#beapirate challenge for young changemakers
Talent Garden In cooperation #beapirate challenge


The #BEAPIRATE CHALLENGE 2021 in cooperation with Talent Garden brought together 800 young changemakers between 14 and 19 from 80+ countries.

During the 3-week online journey, these young talents create solutions for a better future with support from international mentors.

From June 22 to June 28, you can vote for the most adventurous #beapirate challenge idea and help your favorite team secure a seat at the FINAL PITCH NIGHT.


Join us for the live stream of the FINAL PITCH NIGHT on July 1 at 4 PM (CET), where our 7 finalists present their solutions for global challenges. This will be the moment they will showcase their amazing moonshots for a better future!

The team with the best solution wins a trip to Silicon Valley, California!



These experienced mentors and advisors will help you to craft an epic journey for you and your team during the challenge. From insightful and empowering videos to 1-on-1 mentoring, they are here to support you, when turning your ideas into reality.

Renate Rehak

Financial Planning & Business Management Expert (AT)

Christian Schulze

Fintech CTO (DE)

Marcus Orlovsky

Education Nomad & Founder of Bryanston Square (UK)

Elisa Holzer

UX & UI Designer (DE)

Samira Hayat

Telecommunications Engineer & Drone Researcher (PK)

Sergio Veros

Founder of Verosnation, Creative Content Creator (AT)

Lara Helmrich

New Business Development Marketing Manager at Dräger (DE)

Ralf Schiebel

Marine Senior Scientist at Max Planck Society (DE)

Julius Ulrich

Project Assistant at SOS Children's Villages International (DE)

Salmine Sassi

Innovation Consultant at Talent Garden (TU)

Doris Strohmaier

COO at Pipelife (AT)

Lorena Perez

Chief People Officer at Talent Garden (IT)

Tobias Micko

Product Design Lead at Brickwise (AT)

Harshad Fad

Founder of Library of Diversity (IND)

Thomasz Pekala

Personal Coach, Busy Dad Coaching (PL,AT)

Stefan Weder

PR & Communications Professional (DE,AUS)


Consultant at Innovative Management Partner (AT)

Nargess Shabani

UI Designer (IR,IT)


Senior Expert - Management Consulting I Product & Corporate Development (AT)


Attorney at Law at PHH GmbH (AT)

Niki Skene

The Business Therapist | Founder at Global Inspiration Tours (AT)

MARION Grammel

Chief Sparring Partner at The Early Birds (AT)

Lars Hajslund

Entrepreneur, innovator & former president of JCI, Silkeborg, (DK)

Vlad Petrea

Inner Balance Coach (AT)

Nick Collins

Front End Developer & Designer (IOM)

Machaela O’Leary

Campus Manager at Talent Garden Dublin (IR)

Nick Diliberto

Entrepreneur & Digital Marketing Specialist (US)

Caro Frank

Brand Consultant & Challenger (DE,AT)

Markus Wilthaner

Strategy Consultant and Sustainable Mobility Expert at McKinsey & Company (AT)

#beapirate challenge for young changemakers


May 3 – May 31
We are looking for young people between 14 and 19 with creative, innovative, and bold ideas and solutions for some of the world’s greatest challenges. Are you one of them? Then what are you waiting for? Apply for the challenge until May 31! And don’t forget to tell your friends to join the fun with you!
#beapirate Challenge
June 1 – June 21
This is when the fun happens! During this 3-week online challenge students from all around the world will have a chance to work on innovative solutions for a better future with support from international mentors. Step by step you will be provided with educational and inspirational videos, an idea generation process, and tips & tricks for executing your ideas!
Online Voting
June 22 – June 28
The top-ranked team from the public online voting, together with 4 teams selected through the combination of online voting and criteria assessment, one team selected by mentors’ vote, and one team by partners’ vote will present their projects during the final Online Pitch Day.
Final Preparations
June 29 – June 30
Once your team gets to the finals, you will be supported by a professional pitch trainer, to make the best out of your final presentation.
Final Pitch Night
July 1
The top 7 teams will be part of a Final Online Pitch Night presenting their solutions to the public and a jury. The team with the best solution will win a trip to Silicon Valley, California.
Silicon Valley Trip
December 2021
The team with the best idea selected on the Final Pitch Day gets invited to fly with Moonshot Pirates to Silicon Valley in California together. The trip includes flight, accommodation, and full week meeting startups, visiting companies like Instagram, Apple, Pinterest, Google, and exploring campuses of the Singularity University and Stanford. The team will learn about the way of life and work in Silicon Valley while exploring the beauty of San Francisco. The trip dates will be confirmed in consideration with the current COVID-19 travel restrictions. 


#beapirate challenge Moonshot Pirates
#beapirate challenge for young changemakers


The following partners helped us to put together this amazing experience for you!
THANK YOU, mates!

Bundesministerium Moonshot Pirates
WKO Moonshot Pirates


Login to the Moonshot Pirates platform and continue the challenge.